Guest Author

6 Things I Don’t Agree With Dave Ramsey On

October 19, 2018
Thumbnail image for 6 Things I Don’t Agree With Dave Ramsey On

[Happy Friday! Got a juicy guest post for you today by fellow blogger and money coach, Christine Luken. I know many of you have opinions on Dave Ramsey, so make sure to stop by the comments after and share them with us ;) I couldn’t help but interject my own thoughts throughout as well – so hopefully you come away with some better insights after […]

50 comments [Check out the full article]

Why I Skipped My Own Wedding to Save Money

October 5, 2018
Thumbnail image for Why I Skipped My Own Wedding to Save Money

[Hey guys! Please welcome back to the site today, Lyn Alden, who shares her take on wedding costs and why she decided to only spend $800 getting married this year! The pressure is real out there, but there are other ways if you’re open to it!!] ******* The average cost of a wedding in the United States was somewhere between $25,000 and $33,000 in 2017, […]

125 comments [Check out the full article]

“I make $90,000/year on the side tutoring people for standardized tests”

September 19, 2018
Thumbnail image for “I make $90,000/year on the side tutoring people for standardized tests”

[Welcome to Side Hustle #74! Where expert test taker, Trevor Klee stops by to share his experience – and tips – on how to start your own tutoring business if it piques your interest. We’ve covered your basic tutoring as a side hustle before on this site (#14), as well as getting paid to write questions for standardized tests (#23), but this one takes it […]

16 comments [Check out the full article]

What to Do When You Have Pangs of Spendthriftery

September 7, 2018
Thumbnail image for What to Do When You Have Pangs of Spendthriftery

[Hey guys! Welcome back to the site our friend Cubert from AbandonedCubicle.com, who’ll be dishing the dirt on his recent travels, and how he had to curb himself from spending an extra $100,000 upon his return ;) Something I’m sure we could all relate to at multiple times of our lives! Hope you enjoy, and find this helpful!] ******** In late June, I traveled to […]

36 comments [Check out the full article]

15 Things We Like to Tell Kids (That We Don’t Listen to Ourselves)

August 24, 2018
Thumbnail image for 15 Things We Like to Tell Kids (That We Don’t Listen to Ourselves)

[Hey guys! Matt from MethodToYourMoney.com is stopping by the site today to remind us of all those sayings our parents used to tell us growing up (that we hated), yet we still turn around and forward over to our own kids ;) But perhaps they should be redirected to ourselves, instead? Take a look and see how many of these you need to be better […]

21 comments [Check out the full article]

Side Hustle #73: I Sell Crickets Online!

July 6, 2018
Thumbnail image for Side Hustle #73: I Sell Crickets Online!

[Hey guys!! Been a while since our last hustle showcasing, so had to come back with a splash today and bring on my man Jeff Neal who sells crickets for cash! When people say you can sell anything online, they sure mean it, haha… So please to enjoy today – the ins and outs of cricket hustling :)] ******* I have an unusual hobby. I […]

21 comments [Check out the full article]

10 *Downsides* to Early Retirement

June 15, 2018
Thumbnail image for 10 *Downsides* to Early Retirement

[Please welcome back to the site today, John, aka “ESI,” from ESI Money and Rockstar Finance! We’ve lured him back after two years of retirement to share the negative sides of the early retirement coin (big thanks to reader Bill who prompted this!), and we hope this gives you a more fuller perspective on life after pulling the trigger… Since retiring early – or at […]

60 comments [Check out the full article]

How The Pursuit of FIRE Got Me a Girlfriend

April 6, 2018
Thumbnail image for How The Pursuit of FIRE Got Me a Girlfriend

[Morning! Have a fun – and super adorable – story for you today by Erik of The Mastermind Within blog. The next time someone tells you you’re not going to find love being a financial nerd, you can just send them right to this post! ;) Happy Friday!] ******** Risk is a funny concept. Many people talk about risk like it’s something tangible and concrete. […]

95 comments [Check out the full article]

How a Journal Completely Changed My Finances

March 12, 2018
Thumbnail image for How a Journal Completely Changed My Finances

[Oh do I have a good story for you guys today!! I hope you like long-form posts, because my man Ryland from TheHiddenGreen.com stops by the blog today to pour his heart out to us… Amazing how much your life can change when you find something that *clicks*! And shockingly, it wasn’t a budget that did it for him ;) Take it away, Ryland!] ******** […]

59 comments [Check out the full article]

How I Became a Millionaire Working For The Government

February 16, 2018
Thumbnail image for How I Became a Millionaire Working For The Government

[Hey guys! Welcome Rob Andersen from Mustard Seed Money to the site today, who shares his journey to his first million without having any fancy jobs or skills. It might surprise you how he and his wife got to this point (no it won’t), but it’s testament again and again just how attainable it all is so long as you put in the time and […]

86 comments [Check out the full article]

Is It Ever Okay To Lie To Your Spouse About Money?

February 9, 2018
Thumbnail image for Is It Ever Okay To Lie To Your Spouse About Money?

[Hey guys! Another Friday, another great post by a fine blogger out there! Up today is nomad friend of mine, Laura Grace Tarpley, who blogs about travel hacking over at LetsGoTarpley.com and shares her experience lying/not lying to her husband ;) Perhaps you have found yourself in this situation as well over the years? Let us know how you cope with it in the comments!] […]

57 comments [Check out the full article]

A Different Type of Identity Theft

February 2, 2018
Thumbnail image for A Different Type of Identity Theft

[Hey guys! Caught this article on a newer blog on the scene, FiredandFree.com, and just HAD to re-share it because it’s so thought-provoking! Really makes you challenge how we perceive ourselves and the overall purpose in our lives, particularly around what we do for a living… Great stuff to marinate on over the weekend, thanks Dan!] ******** On October 18, 2016, I walked into a […]

39 comments [Check out the full article]

Desire Paths: The Unconventional Way to Live Your life

January 26, 2018
Thumbnail image for Desire Paths: The Unconventional Way to Live Your life

[Hey guys! It’s been a little while since we ran a guest post here, but been getting quite a few really good ones lately so thought we’d bring them back on Fridays for a bit… You know, give you a little break from my antics and let some other brains shine for the day ;) So please enjoy one of my favorites from the batch, […]

51 comments [Check out the full article]

Lessons Growing Up In a Multi-Generation FIRE Family

December 1, 2017
Thumbnail image for Lessons Growing Up In a Multi-Generation FIRE Family

[Happy Friday!! Got a special guest to the site today, Bob Lai from Tawcan.com, who talks about what it’s like growing up in a family with FIRE in their veins. You can’t always help who your family is or how they manage their money, of course, but when you find someone rockin’ it (family, friend, colleague) be sure to latch on and learn from them! […]

50 comments [Check out the full article]